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youssef2009
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Posted On: 7/24/2014
youssef2009
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Hi, I am a refugee living in Ottawa, I was omitted to emergency over a week ago and was diagnosed with conjestive heart failure, since then I haven't been feeling well. I was prescribed three different medications to treat my condition. I was directed by the emergency doctor that I will have to do follow up with a doctor plus schedule an appointment with the heart institute for further treatments. My problem is that I don't have a health card and financially it will be difficult.

I tried applying for OHIP but was denied as I am a refugee.

Can anyone direct me as to where and how I can find a solution to my problem.

Thank you so much, any info would be greatly appreciated.

Youssef
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Posted On: 7/24/2014
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Hello Youssef,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We are sorry to hear about your situation.

It is best if you contact the nearest Immigrant and Refugee serving organization for some assistance.

You can find the nearest one by using our Services Near Me section.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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